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Mechanics Bank Sponsors Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio

Community bank will title the longstanding SVRA event

LEXINGTON, OHIO (May 18, 2012) – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course announced that Mechanics Bank will title next month’s Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

While June 22-24 will mark the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association’s (SVRA) thirtieth straight appearance at Mid-Ohio, it will be the first under the Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio banner.

“We are excited to partner with Mid-Ohio and participate in a community event of this magnitude,” said Deborah Schenk, president & CEO of Mechanics Bank. “As Richland County’s only home-owned bank, our community is our priority. We’re honored to play a part in the events and activities that make our community great.”

The Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio on-track action features 11 diverse SVRA racing groups segmented by speed and model year that will combine for nearly two dozen races over the three-day event. In addition to the speeding history on the road course, the infield will be filled with hundreds of classic street and race cars parked in corrals or entered in one of two car shows. The grand marshal of the event will be announced in the coming weeks. A new logo was also developed in recognition of the partnership and can be viewed on midohio.com.

“Mechanics Bank stepping up to title the event is great for the track, SVRA and the community. We look forward to working with Deborah and her team to further build and develop our partnership,” said Mid-Ohio President Craig Rust.

This year’s Featured Marque has been expanded into a British Invasion, highlighting Jaguar, MG, Rolls Royce and all the manufacturers that call the British Isles home.

Weekend tickets for the Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio start at $30. General parking is free and children 12 and under are also admitted free. Visit midohio.com anytime or call 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m- 5 p.m. to order tickets or for more information.

A comprehensive motorsports facility, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course features a permanent road-racing circuit with two primary configurations: a 2.4-mile, 15 turn, and a 2.25- mile, 13-turn circuit. The park-like, 330-acre complex is located in Lexington, Ohio, near Mansfield, 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland. The track has been called the most competitive course in the U.S. and annually hosts a diverse lineup of locally, regionally and nationally sanctioned racing events for amateur, club and professional drivers and riders. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opened in 1962 and is owned and operated by Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC.
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